Happy 4th, Disruptors!

Check out the juicy goodness that we’ve been reading these past few weeks! As always, if you have links you’re looking at, share away!

It doesn’t take a pair of conservative think tank darlings wearing their most blindery, agenda-driven thinking caps on so tightly that it cuts off all circulation to their brains to realize that attributing all of these things to marriage is either stupid or deliberately obtuse. Everything that [the authors have] dubiously attributed to marriage is actually — and solidly — associated with wealth.

Professionalism is a funny term, because it masquerades as neutral despite being loaded with immense oppression. As a concept, professionalism is racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, classist, imperialist and so much more — and yet people act like professionalism is non-political. Bosses across the country constantly tell their employees to ‘act professionally’ without a second thought. Wear a garment that represents your non-Western culture to work? Your boss may tell you it’s unprofessional. Wear your hair in braids or dreadlocks instead of straightened? That’s probably unprofessional too. Wear shoes that are slightly scuffed because you can’t yet afford new ones? People may not think you’re being professional either.

Jacob Tobia, our fierce genderqueer professional hero.

Jacob Tobia, our fierce genderqueer professional hero.

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Stay magnificent, y’all!

xoxo,
Gossip Lucy